Living Wage Calculation for Georgia

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as gross annual income. We have converted it to an hourly wage for the sake of comparison.

For further detail, please reference the technical documentation here.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.62 $21.26 $25.88 $32.44 $17.14 $20.49 $22.57 $25.58 $8.40 $11.68 $14.03 $16.85
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

Typical Expenses

These figures show the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $2,958 $4,362 $6,554 $8,701 $5,423 $6,752 $8,707 $10,608 $5,423 $6,752 $8,707 $10,608
Child Care $0 $5,266 $10,073 $14,879 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,266 $10,073 $14,879
Medical $2,257 $6,425 $6,253 $6,114 $4,782 $6,253 $6,114 $6,338 $4,782 $6,253 $6,114 $6,338
Housing $7,378 $9,707 $9,707 $12,926 $8,024 $9,707 $9,707 $12,926 $7,378 $9,707 $9,707 $12,926
Transportation $4,497 $8,890 $10,160 $11,359 $8,890 $10,160 $11,359 $11,657 $8,890 $10,160 $11,359 $11,657
Other $2,374 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349
Required annual income after taxes $19,464 $38,945 $47,424 $59,438 $31,414 $37,549 $41,346 $46,878 $30,768 $42,815 $51,418 $61,757
Annual taxes $2,631 $5,265 $6,412 $8,036 $4,247 $5,077 $5,590 $6,338 $4,160 $5,789 $6,952 $8,349
Required annual income before taxes $22,095 $44,210 $53,835 $67,474 $35,661 $42,626 $46,936 $53,216 $34,927 $48,604 $58,370 $70,106

Typical Annual Salaries

These are the typical annual salaries for various professions in this location.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,700
Business & Financial Operations $62,200
Computer & Mathematical $74,960
Architecture & Engineering $71,050
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,700
Community & Social Service $36,900
Legal $73,270
Education, Training, & Library $44,830
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,280
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,310
Healthcare Support $24,030
Protective Service $30,500
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,320
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,130
Personal Care & Service $19,420
Sales & Related $24,010
Office & Administrative Support $30,350
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,060
Construction & Extraction $34,350
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,110
Production $28,030
Transportation & Material Moving $27,770